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IMAGINE Seminar - November 2008Energy Cities is the European Association of local authorities in energy transition

From 2013 to 2015, Energy Cities is under the Presidency of the City of Heidelberg (DE) with a Board of Directors of 11 European cities.

The association created in 1990 represents now more than 1,000 towns and cities in 30 countries.

Energy Cities’ premises are located in Brussels (BE) and Besançon (FR).

Main objectives

  • To strengthen your role and skills in the field of sustainable energy.
  • To represent your interests and influence the policies and proposals made by European Union institutions in the fields of energy, environmental protection and urban policy.
  • To develop and promote your initiatives through exchange of experiences, the transfer of know-how and the implementation of joint projects.

Proposals for the Energy Transition of Cities and Towns


In 2012, Energy Cities initiated a process aimed at making and debating proposals for accelerating the energy transition of European cities and towns. These proposals are based on innovative approaches, new ideas and groundbreaking practices. They provide practical answers and link today’s action to the long-term vision of a low energy city with a high quality of life for all.
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A sharper, 3D vision of our energy future


Energy Cities’ political 3D vision allows for both a wide-viewing angle and a high precision look at the energy future. Three components that will bring the change:

  • Divest
  • Democratise
  • Devolve

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    Partnerships

Energy Cities is an official member of the
Coalition for energy savings.
Energy Cities is an official member of the
Heat Coalition, a platform gathering 11 European associations with a stake in the heating and cooling sector.
Energy Cities is an official partner of the
Renovate Europe Campaign.
Energy Cities is an associate member of
NetwercH2O, Network for Water in European Regions and Cities.
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WELCOME TO NEWEST MEMBERS:
Kronoberg - Region Sweden | Igoumenitsa Greece | Cajetina Serbia | Timisoara Romania | Karsiyaka Turkey
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Events to come
Covenant of Mayors Webinar: Unlocking the potential for local energy efficiency and self-sufficiency through smart district energy systems
Wednesday 4 May 10:30-12:00

5th International Conference on renewable energy sources & energy efficiency
From 5 to 6 May

Zagreb Energy Week 2016
From 9 to 14 May

Webinar Living Streets: When citizens take back the streets!
Tuesday 10 May 10:30-12:00

Capitalisation of the European Year for Development: the added value of Decentralised Cooperation to promote local governance
From 12 to 13 May

Covenant of Mayors Workshop - Challenges and opportunities of SEAP implementation and financing in Portugal
Monday 16 May 10:00-13:00

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